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The crew at BoatshedPlymouth are getting ready to follow the nine teams as they battle for the America's Cup which starts in Plymouth on 10th September. This is the second leg of the competition and is a rare opportunity to see the racing at such close quarters. Many boat owners will be heading out into the Sound to watch the races and many more will be taking vantage points on the Hoe and elsewhere around Plymouth Sound. The following important advice has been issued to boat owners by The Queen's Harbour Master
We’re all very excited about the PSP Southampton Boat Show and the Boatshed stand at the show.
Come and meet the Boatshed.com team at this years PSP Southampton boat show.
The legendary Fastnet Race starts on the 14th August 2011 in Cowes and finishes in Plymouth from the 16th onwards. The finishing fleet will be hosted at Sutton Harbour Marina which is where Stephen from BoatshedPlymouth keeps his own yacht. It will be an exciting time for all yachting enthusiasts and spectators as they watch the race fleet make their way across the finishing line at the Plymouth breakwater and then enter the Marina. Live music will be playing, the British Fireworks Championship will take place and all the usual Barbican hospitality will be available. BoatshedPlymouth looks forward to meeting the locals and visitors alike as they watch the events.
Boatshed Plymouth is pleased to have listed a Wharram Tiki 26 catamaran at an asking price of £6,950. The Tiki 26 was designed for those who want to do more serious coastal cruising. She can be trailed and easily beached (to step off in ankle-deep water); sleeps two in the hulls, leaving room for a small galley and chart table but accommodation can be increased with a deck tent, giving space for double bunk. Her ocean-going abilities have since been proven in various ocean crossings.
The Boatshed conference 2011 was a great success. Two days spent in and around Portsmouth Dockyard as well as Boatshed HQ in Gosport; with lots of lectures, group meetings and workshops. Approximately 30 Boatsheds came to the event, travelling from destinations across Europe and even as far as Phuket in the Far East.
Some weeks ago Stephen from Boatshed Plymouth Yacht Brokers received an email from a Polish ship's captain enquiring about a yacht that was for sale in Plymouth.
Plymouth's Sutton Harbour welcomes the iconic star of Hollywood movies, HMS Bounty.
BoatshedTorquay have just achieved their fastest sale.
This week sees Boatshed.com pass the 400,000 registered customer mark.
Plymouth, Devon is to host a stage of the America’s Cup World Series 2011
So, you’ve decided to buy the boat of your dreams and now you need a survey. You phone up a number of surveyors to find out the cost. You read up on forums about people grumbling about what a survey costs. So what do you get with your survey and why does it cost what it costs?
There’s no doubt that Boatshed is a business on a mission. With new offices and new brokers joining throughout 2010 and new businesses due to launch in the first quarter of 2011, the company goes from strength to strength and we’re now looking for more people to join us on that mission.
Boatshed.com were on the water this afternoon for the start this legendary single-handed transatlantic race.
Sometimes, I come to the conclusion you just get too many emails. Anyhow, whilst poring through Friday’s delivery of the odd two or three hundred emails in my inbox, I noticed one titled Rib Raid; nothing to do with technical redundancy on servers. When I opened it, I found it was an invitation to go and join the guys at Boatshed, Hamble for a brief soiree around the Solent.
UK is one of the new countries to introduce a professional boat sales qualification which has been championed by the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association (BRBA) and the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) to promote a proper code of conduct and best practice in the industry.
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For us the beginning of June means boat insurance day. It’s the sailing season, we normally have loads of other things on our minds and this year the weather was glorious but in contrast to previous years where I’ve just called up credit card at the ready and renewed with our existing insurers I took the time to look into our policy and realised we weren’t correctly covered so I had to do a quick bit of research and found out an awful lot about boat insurance in a short space of time.
Boatshed were the 1st RNLI Ambassadors a few years ago which means that if you are a boat seller or buyer through Boatshed.com you can receive a complimentary 1 year Offshore membership with the RNLI.
The Plymouth Sail and Power Show held at the MDL marina Queen Anne's Battery (QAB) on the 8th and 9th May 2010, experienced a variety of displays and boat demonstrations.